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Wednesday, October 4 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Creating Social Capital: Powerful Connections and Lasting Influence

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It’s often said that your network is your net worth. Agree or disagree? Whether you’re introverted or extroverted, seeking funding, or wanting to develop key strategic relationships to champion you at any stage of growth, how do you build influential social capital to attract the RIGHT people to help? Join us for a fun conversation with Seattle’s top super connectors and hear their unique perspectives on cultivating meaningful, leveraged contacts and amplifying your circle of influence through powerful digital and live platforms to reach thousands of people. You’ll witness social brilliance in action and take away principles and tools to develop invaluable connections right now, that work for YOU. This panel discussion is essential if you're seeking to authentically connect, be memorable, and create value-adds that distinguish you from the crowd and inspire others to help you.


Moderators
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Brenna Hindman

CEO, Socialight Consulting
“We’re invited, moment by moment, to remember who we really are, reveal our gifts, and choose to honor them.” — @brennajoelle_. On a mission to create the warmest network in the world, Brenna believes in the power of connection and contribution. She sees authentic power... Read More →

Speakers
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Ruvim Achapovskiy

CEO, Social Bomb
CEO & Founder of Social Bomb | | You know how they say age is just a number, right? Just 20 years old, Ruvim is the CEO and founder of Social Bomb, Seattle’s fastest growing social marketing agency.   Already having created influencer campaigns for several Fortune 500 companies, Ruvim garners a network of influencers with the capacity to reach over 250 million... Read More →
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Emily Carrion

VP of Marketing, SmartAssist
Emily Carrion is a 5-time start-up veteran and digital marketing leader. She believes in the power of mentorship and is deeply passionate about changing the ratio of women in tech. She is the VP of Marketing at SmartAssist, where they use AI and machine learning to improve the future by learning from the past for customer service teams. She is a graduate of... Read More →
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Mike Grabham

Inventor, Package Guard Inc
Mike is a six-time founder and active member of the Seattle Startup community. He  hosts Startup Grind and is a special guest host on Start IT Seattle on KING5. He is a “product and revenue guy” who loves to build teams and products. Check out his latest invention www.packageguar... Read More →
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Angela Shen

CEO, Savor Seattle Food Tours
I am a self-proclaimed “food evangelist.” This translates into a huge love of eating, shopping for, and cooking food. I grew up working in my family’s restaurants and countless others. After graduating from the Wharton School, I moved to Chicago to work in Brand Management at Quaker Oats. A fresh start brought me to Seattle, where... Read More →